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was injured. neighbors say that trucks go into a nearby quarry often speed on the road. >>> president obama said today that the health care website is working well for the vast majority of users. if new problems come up, his administration will fix them, he says. >> remember that not only has the law helpeded millions of people but that there's millions more that stand to be helped. we have to make sure they know that. >> reporter: this was the first in a series of aexperiences. president obama plans to focus on the positive aspects of the law. >>> a major expans on the ban of cigarettes. richmond may become one of the first cities to ban e-cigarettes. why some people believe that the young children would benefit the most. >> reporter: that meeting is going on right now. smokers of electronic cigarettes are a growing population. some say if they operate like cigarettes, they should be treated like such. they are battery operated. >> nicotine, however it's delivered, is a dangerous drug. >> we're trying very hard to be a healthy city. no, smoking is not okay. >> reporter: nearly 2 million mi
could take weeks or even months. now that healthcare dot gov can handle the traffic, president obama is launching a public information -- and relations -- blitz to promote participation in the health insurance exchanges. the president held an event at the white house yesterday in an effort to shift national focus towards the benefits of the new law and away from the rocky rollout of the site. republicans continue a campaign against the affordable care act. house speaker boehner calling it a government-centered health care delivery system that is fundamentally flawed. the student loan industry will soon be closely watched by the consumer financial protection bureau. the watchdog agency will now have supervisory authority over non-bank companies.the agency already oversees student loans issued by banks but most student loans are serviced by companies.. the agency will ensure that loan servicers are complying with the laws. student loan debt in the u-s tops $1.2 trillion and as many as 7 million borrowers are in default. bp may catch a break from a federal appeals court. a ruling this
website has met the obama administration's self-imposed deadline for improvements -- that's latest word from the white house. kathleen sebellius, the secretary of health and human services, cautions users will still encounter problems during the next several months as repairs continue. by the numbers...the white house says the troubled site is now working 90% of the time --compared to 43% in october. 375-thousand people visited the site by noon monday. the president says the site it prepared to sign up 800,000 people per day. it can handle at 50,000 users at one time. reports says 100,000 applicants were processed through the federal exchange during november. bernie madoff's former right- hand-man has turned into the star witness for the prosecution against madoff's former employees. frank di-pascali was madoff's finance chief for many years. he testified yesterday against five former co-workers. those former madoff employees have pleaded innocent and claim they were tricked by their former boss. di-pascalli tells the court- madoff's laid the ground work for his $17 billion ponzi sche
. > >governor thompson, thanks so much. president obama is turning to young people in his p-r blitz touting the benefits of obamacare. at a white house youth summit encouraged the group to sign up for health coverage. the healthy younger generation is viewed as key to the success of the afforable care act to offset older americans with a higher risk of health issues. a new harvard poll shows that fewer than a third of young people intend to sign up for health insurance through the new exchanges.however, the president is urging 20 somethings to move past the negative publicity that followed the botched rollout of the "federal" healthcare.gov site. the product is good. it is affordable. people want financial stability of health insurance. we're going to keep working through any glitches, problems that may come up. this is a big deal, to quote joe biden. the president compared the struggle starting up the nation's new healthcare system to the civil rights movement. now turning to sad news about one of the ultimate civil rights pioneers -- nelson mandela, an enduring world icon of peaceful r
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